Here are some really easy ways to be water wise in the home and garden. Remember, small changes make a big difference to the amount of water you use every day so why not give it a try? You’ll be surprised how much you can save (and if you have a water meter, you’ll reduce your water bill too). We also have some fantastic freebies to help you save water in the home, order yours now.
Water saving tips
Try planting drought-resistant plants, such as Lavender. It looks great and doesn’t need a lot of water so you can save water and also time.
Buy a butt
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Water out of hours
Water your garden in the early morning or late evening, when less water is lost through evaporation.
Ditch the hosepipe
Hosepipes use hundreds of litres of water an hour. Use a watering can for your plants, and a bucket and sponge for your car, and you’ll be doing the environment a good turn.
Use mulch for moisture
Add a layer of mulch (eg bark chips, manure) over your soil to help retain moisture and keep weeds at bay.
Turn off the tap
Turning off the tap while brushing your teeth saves around six litres of water per minute. For a family of four, that could be as much as 96 litres a day!
Spend a minute less
If each member of a family of four spent one minute less in the shower they could save approximately 36 litres of water a day!
Use a washing up bowl
Instead of letting the tap run for longer than it needs to, use a washing up bowl – you can reduce wasted water by up to 50 per cent!
Boil only what you need
People often overfill the kettle when they make a cuppa, think about it next time you make one just for yourself, and make your mantra: 'boil only what you need'.